The Apple Watch wasn’t the first smartwatch to hit the market, but there’s no question whatsoever that it’s the most successful. In fact, Apple is now the #1 watch maker in the world, having surpassed every other brand including Rolex. The Apple Watch is quite pricey compared to the competition though, and it’s certainly not for everyone since it isn’t even compatible with Android devices! After extensively testing more than a dozen different smartwatch models over the past year, we’ve come up with the three best options out there for people who don’t want an Apple Watch.
Best overall smartwatch: Amazfit Bip by Huami
The best-looking Android smartwatch, but not the best value.
The Android smartwatch ecosystem is improbably competitive again, after a couple years of stagnation where the Wear OS, née Android Wear, ecosystem was practically left for dead.
After Nokia sold its Health division, Withings relaunched in September with the hybrid Steel HR Sport smartwatch. The French company is now back with the Withings Pulse HR amid other health-focused wearable announcements in recent weeks.
We love the Apple Watch as much as anyone else, but there are plenty of people out there who don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars or even over $1,000 for a smartwatch. If you count yourself among them, we’ve got a great alternative: the Amazfit Bip Smartwatch by Huami. It’s not just a great Apple Watch alternative, it’s actually better than the Apple Watch in four key ways. It has sleep tracking, it works with Android devices, it lasts for up to 30 days on a single charge, and it somehow only costs $69.99 thanks to a $10 coupon!
Amazfit Bip Smartwatch by Huami with All-Day Heart Rate and Activity Tracking, Sleep Monitoring…: $69.99